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posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 06:30 AM
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President Obama ordered U.S. forces to support French troops in
a failed mission to rescue a hostage in Somalia, Mr. Obama
notified Congress on Sunday.

At least once French soldier was killed during the operation
Friday.

The president said U.S. combat aircraft “briefly entered Somali
airspace” to support the operation Friday. “These aircraft did not
employ weapons during the operation,” Mr. Obama said.

Mr. Obama said he directed U.S. forces to participate in the
mission because it furthered “national security interests.”


www.washingtontimes.com...

Here's to hoping this doesn't turn into another "no boots on the ground" boots on the ground situation.

So why izzit we can zip on over to help out the French on a Somalia raid to rescue somone (and fail), but "stand down" on rescuing our guys from Benghazi?

This makes me ill.
edit on 14-1-2013 by Libertygal because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 06:48 AM
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Originally posted by Libertygal

...So why izzit we can zip on over to help out the French on a Somalia raid to rescue somone (and fail), but "stand down" on rescuing our guys from Benghazi?


Quick answer: Just 'cause Mr. Obama says so.

These days, that seems to be reason enough for all kinds of things.
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posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 06:50 AM
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Originally posted by Libertygal

...So why izzit we can zip on over to help out the French on a Somalia raid to rescue somone (and fail), but "stand down" on rescuing our guys from Benghazi?


Quick answer: Just 'cause Mr. Obama says so.

These days, that seems to be reason enough for all kinds of things.



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 01:17 PM
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www.breitbart.com...


France is now facing off against an
Islamist foe that the United States has
unwittingly assisted--and the U.S. is barely
offering help.


(Snip)


The coup in Mali--carried out by an American-
trained officer--surprised U.S. intelligence as U.S-trained
Malian defectors teamed up with
ex-Libyan soldiers and Islamist militias to carve
out an Al Qaeda haven in the north of the
country. “The same American-trained units that
had been seen as the best hope of repelling such
an advance proved, in the end, to be a linchpin
in the country’s military defeat,” the Times
notes.


Wow. This is really news to me. The article stayes there has been a near news blackout on this. And I admit, I am something of a newshound, and I don't even recall seeing headlines.

I am really surprised, as I didn't know the deeper backstory, especially the part about the coup.



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 02:04 PM
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Obama is no better than Bush. He's a crook. Impeach him.



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by cetaphobic
Obama is no better than Bush. He's a crook. Impeach him.



More of that leading from behind! Bend over, here he comes...



posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 06:43 PM
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Originally posted by Libertygal

President Obama ordered U.S. forces to support French troops in
a failed mission to rescue a hostage in Somalia, Mr. Obama
notified Congress on Sunday.

At least once French soldier was killed during the operation
Friday.

The president said U.S. combat aircraft “briefly entered Somali
airspace” to support the operation Friday. “These aircraft did not
employ weapons during the operation,” Mr. Obama said.

Mr. Obama said he directed U.S. forces to participate in the
mission because it furthered “national security interests.”


www.washingtontimes.com...

Here's to hoping this doesn't turn into another "no boots on the ground" boots on the ground situation.

So why izzit we can zip on over to help out the French on a Somalia raid to rescue somone (and fail), but "stand down" on rescuing our guys from Benghazi?

This makes me ill.
edit on 14-1-2013 by Libertygal because: (no reason given)
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We have a base in Djibouti that runs non combat support to the TFG. As for the difference in Libya and here, one is a planned operation with base next door and the other is responding to an event from further away. Of course nobody stood down for anything in Libya, that was never the case just the opposite in fact.





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